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    Does a Marcaine shot cure peripheral neuropathy?

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Posted on Wed, 3 Aug 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: Does and How does Marcaine injections cure peripheral neuropathy. Is it just a nerve block or as the medical office states it opens up the pathway for treatment for peripheral neuropathy
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Answered by Dr. Olsi Taka 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It doesn't cure the pathologic process.

Detailed Answer:
I read your question carefully and I understand your perplexity.

I have to say unfortunately that marcaine doesn't affect the pathologic process causing the neuropathy, it doesn't cure it. It only blocks the pain signals, it is an anesthetic. I am sorry if you were hoping otherwise.

I remain at your disposal for further questions.
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